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AHRI opens Dubai office

Institute to support HVACR industry in MENA region

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The U.S.-based Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has opened an office in Dubai to further the interests of its members and certification program participants by enhancing relationships with manufacturers and governmental and non-governmental organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The office at Dubai Science Park further expands AHRI’s global reach and will provide technical solutions, standards, and certification to regional needs and regulations.

Initiatives under way in most countries in the region signal a clear commitment to improving the environment and increasing energy efficiency. The AHRI MENA team will help shape the best paths forward for implementing minimum energy performance standards critical in the current regulatory environment.

The establishment of the AHRI Dubai office follows the successful introduction of operations in China which began in 2012, and in Canada, which were put in place in 2018, and is in keeping with the association’s focus on establishing AHRI as the source of globally relevant standards, certification programs, and technical information in key markets.

The new office will help the industry address increasing regulatory requirements and demand for AHRI standards and certification programs in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and other Levant and North African countries. It will also allow AHRI to better monitor activities and identify opportunities to serve adjacent markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.